Rapid Response Nurses Provide Intensive Care to Keep Frail Elderly Safe

Roy Brown is an active and independent 89-year-old who still drives, does his own shopping and cooking. Roy lives alone in his Oakville house,...

New Physician Assistant enhancing patient care in Emergency Department

Ben Piper realized he wanted to work in the Emergency Department (ED) while doing rotations as a student in the Physician Assistant (PA) program...

Quick reference cards for blood product put patient safety first

The recent development of quick reference cards to help clinicians identify when to use the life-saving blood product Octaplex, has improved patient safety and...

BC Ambulance improving emergency transport in British Columbia

Starting this summer, expansion of three programs by BC Ambulance Service (BCAS) will benefit critically injured or ill patients in some remote portions of...

Growing together: New PICU built around family-centred care

Michelle Bisaillon was critically ill at age 14 with complications from acute myeloid leukemia. She spent four weeks in the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit...

Staff practice their response to emergencies and disasters

We all know that disaster can strike at any time. A raging fire in a nearby neighbourhood, a plane crash at an airport, or...

Peel Regional Paramedic Services to participate in two new prehospital research trials

Peel Regional Paramedic Services (PRPS), a recognized leader in prehospital research, will started two new randomized controlled trials in July 2012: the ROC ALPS...

Volunteers help keep delirium at bay in the emergency department

Volunteers have been a valued part of Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre’s busy Emergency Department (ED) for many years. Almost 50 individuals volunteer in the...

Planning for the worst: How hospitals prepared for the Stanley Cup riot in Vancouver

All eyes were on downtown Vancouver on the night of the 2011 Stanley Cup final. It had been 17 years since the Vancouver Canucks...

Ontarians give overall emergency care an A grade

A first time mom wakes up to her seven month-old coughing in her crib. It is a barking cough that sounds painful and is...

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